-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 18,000 men served aboard the 'Mighty Hood' during the operational portion of her 21 year career. Unfortunately, there is no surviving official single listing of ALL men who served in her. Here you will find our attempt at creating such a listing. We are using the few, fragmentary crew lists known to exist, Navy Lists, various official reports, public records, and most importantly of all, inputs from the families of former crew.

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John Ferdinand Kieser

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Date of birth: 26th September 1892
Place of birth: Balina, County Mayo, Ireland
Previous occupation: Groom
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading St
Service Number: K12333
Joined Hood: 16th March 1931 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 6th January 1933 (Leading St)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Service Record: ADM363/35(Ancestry)